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Retailer Morrisons' turbulent year - in pictures

Morrisons’ interim results: past year’s challenges

Morrisons’ year in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

After Morrisons revealed a 30% drop in first-half profits today (September 11), we look back at the challenges and some of the successes faced by the business in the past year.

Food safety recalls - in pictures

The latest product recalls – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.

Food industry people on the move

People on the move in the food and drink industry

By Laurence Gibbons

Morrisons’ announcement that former Tesco boss Andrew Higginson would take over as chairman when Sir Ian Gibson retires in 2015 leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Best food jokes

Best food jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

By Laurence Gibbons

Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one liners from comedy writers, television stations and the press.

World’s top 10 dairy companies

Top 10 global dairy firms – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

The world’s major dairy companies faced stagnant sales growth and a decline in billion dollar deals, making it tougher to overtake the competition, according to financial services group Rabobank.

Register your vote for food manufacturing personality of the year now!

Food manufacturing excellence awards

Don’t miss out on voting for your personality of the year

By Laurence Gibbons

Voting for the Food Manufacture Group’s Personality of the year will close shortly, so make sure you register your vote for the individual who you believe has done most over the past year to raise the profile of food and drink manufacturing.

Obesity webinar - what you wanted to know

Obesity webinar

Obesity webinar your questions answered – in pics

By Laurence Gibbons

The Food Manufacture Group assembled an expert team of webinar speakers to help separate the facts from the fictions and the myths from hard scientific realities surrounding Britain’s obesity crisis.

This year's Consumer Goods Forum summit was held in the Carrousel de Louvre, adjacent to Paris' iconic gallery

CONSUMER GOODS FORUM GLOBAL SUMMIT

Grocery industry faces upheaval – CGF Global Summit

By Rod Addy

The grocery industry faces massive change and top retailers and suppliers met at the 58th Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF’s) Global Summit in Paris to debate the issues and gain future inspiration.

Food and drink people on the move

People on the move in the food and drink industry

By Laurence Gibbons

Morrisons’ announcement that its chairman Sir Ian Gibson would not seek to be re-elected at next year’s annual general meeting leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Sugar and obesity debate so far

Sugar: the big fat debate – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

As the debate about the levels of sugar, salt and fat in food manufacturers’ products and their contribution to obesity intensifies, we chart the key points over the past six months – in photographs.

European RSPO on palm oil took place in London on June 4

European RSPO 2014

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in pictures and quotes

By Nicholas Robinson

A heated panel debate over the reality of a consumer industry based on 100% sustainable palm oil broke out at the European Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil held in London last week.

World Cup fever takes over food manufacturers

Food and drink brands catch World Cup fever

By Laurence Gibbons

A nationwide World Cup BBQ party beckons, with shoppers set to stock up on food and drink ahead of the England football team’s opening match with Italy on Saturday, Tesco has claimed.

D-Day celebrated in wartime food pictures

D-Day celebrated in wartime food pictures

By Michael Stones

The British Nutrition Foundation has launched a series of postcards celebrating wartime food heroes to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, today (June 6).

Food and drink industry people on the move

People on the move in the food and drink industry

By Laurence Gibbons

The European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) appointment of a new executive director leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Food and drink brands secure Facebook likes

Top 10 food and drink brands on UK Facebook likes

Mars International’s colourful confectionery brand Skittles is the most liked food and drink product by UK users of Facebook, according to data from social media analyst Social Bakers.

FIR your questions answered part two – in pictures

FIR webinar

FIR your questions answered part two – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

The Food Manufacture Group assembled a crack-team of webinar speakers to help equip food and drink businesses with the information they need to prepare for the Food Information to Consumers Regulation, due to be enforced on December 13 2014.

FIR your questions answered – in pictures

FIR webinar

FIR your questions answered – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Last month the Food Manufacture Group assembled a crack-team of webinar speakers to help equip food and drink businesses with the information they need to prepare for the Food Information to Consumers Regulation, due to be enforced on December 13 2014.

Business leaders discussed a wide range of topics at the forum

Business Leaders' Forum

Business Leaders Forum – in pictures and quotes

By Laurence Gibbons

Mergers and acquisitions, rebuilding consumer trust after the horsemeat scandal broke and recruiting people into the food and drink manufacturing sector were key points discussed at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum.

Wierd food news: glow-in-the-dark cornets won a place on our list

Weirdest food news of the year

By Laurence Gibbons

Bacon-flavoured condoms and glow-in-the-dark ice cream feature in our selection of the weirdest food and drink news articles of the year.

The horsemeat scandal claimed newspaper and broadcast media headlines across the UK and Europe

Top food manufacturing news of 2013

By Laurence Gibbons

The horsemeat scandal features twice in our list of the most popular news stories published on FoodManufacture.co.uk over the past year.

Food safety scares of the year

Top food safety stories of the year

By Laurence Gibbons

Prosecutions, drugs, hygiene failings, food fraud and product recalls all feature on our list of the top food safety stories of the year.

Food manufacturing excellence awards – in pictures

Food manufacturing excellence awards

Food manufacturing excellence awards – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Premier Foods was the big winner at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – picking up the awards for Food manufacturing company of the year, Ambient manufacturing company of the year and Training programme of the year.

Food and drink industry people on the move – in November

Food and drink industry people on the move – in November

By Laurence Gibbons

Len Wardle’s decision to quit his role as chairman of the Co-operative Group this month, amid drug revelations about a former colleague, leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Food manufacturer 2 Sisters’ turbulent year in pictures

2 Sisters’ year in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

2 Sisters Food Group has had an action-packed year. In June, its acquisition of Vion finally won approval from the Office of Fair Trading – safeguarding 5,000 jobs.

Premier Foods have featured in the news constantly this year as it trys to solve its debt problems

Premier Foods’ year in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Premier Foods was the subject of media reports surrounding the sale of £100M of its debt and its Hovis brand – as well as seeing a number of its directors quit the company – over the last 12 months.

Food and drink industry people on the move – in October

Food and drink industry people on the move – in October

By Laurence Gibbons

A government reshuffle, which saw food and farming minister David Heath and fisheries minister Richard Benyon both lose their jobs, leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry this month.

Food manufacturers back female directors

Women on top in food and drink

By Laurence Gibbons

The recent appointment of female food industry bosses reflects wider trends suggested by the latest FTSE 100 figures indicating female representation on the boards of UK companies is increasing.

Four famous food faces – in pictures

Four famous food faces – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

The identity behind four well-known faces that have become inseparable from big food brands has been flagged up by LabelsPlus.

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